973522 wrote:You haven't said anything about the differences between the two computers. Even that statement is incomplete because it doesn't say whether your computer is a Mac or not.
This is basically a brand new computer I'm using and my partner is using a Mac.
There's no reason why I should be getting that big of a difference in run time.Sure there is. I can say that with confidence because you are indeed getting that big of a difference. But from what you've said there is no way for us to tell what that reason is. For all we know your partner might just be clicking the stopwatch faster than you, or measuring the time differently.
973522 wrote:Is the reading of the file included in the timings?
The program doesn't actually go into the hard disk of the computer. It's just a simulation of reading from cache and disk. We give it a binary .txt file and that is simulated as the disk. From there it manages its own cache with a linked list and performs the necessary operations. Neither me or my partner have an SSD.